Fast Food Security is Necessary at Some Quick Service Restaurants
- Crime risk factors: Urban location, quick access, and late night hours
- Prior crime history and nature of the premises will determine crime risk
- Interview by Nick Rose with VICE Media Montreal, QC, Canada
Podcast Time Stamps:
[00:40] — Show introduction – Fast Food Security
[03:50] — Interview begins with Nick Price
[04:35] — It’s incorrect to assume that all fast food restaurants are dangerous
[04:45] — Crime factors: Location, urban area, 24-hr, major thoroughfares
[05:30] — Fast food security focus on seating area, drive-thru, and parking lots
[06:30] — People like to hangout in well-lighted places with restroom facilities
[07:15] — Quick access and extended hours affect the violent crime rate
[08:00] — Nightclub closing drive traffic to Quick Service Restaurants at 2:00am
[09:00] — Fast food security plan crime risk assessment at high-crime locations
[10:00] — Change the nature of the QSR restaurant to reduce the crime risk
[11:45] — QSR Employees and managers not trained to handle crisis situations
[13:30] — Not all fast food restaurants are dangerous as the media would tell us
[16:40] — Frightened employees and managers at high crime locations
Fast Food Security Plan
- Make a crime risk assessment to determine what is causing high-crime
- Review police calls for service, crime incident reports, and security reports
- Evaluate trends and patterns of criminal activity by day, time, and activity
- Change the nature of the premises, as needed, to control criminal activity
- Add better supervision to seating area, parking lots. and drive-thru lanes
- Focus first on peak hours of activity and conditions affecting it
- Partner with local police to address criminal gangs or heavy loitering
- Consider operating drive-thru only late a night as an option
- High-crime, high-risk locations should be audited more often
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